Youth Vocal Ensemble

Students entering Grades 3 through 12 this school year: Join the CFCArts Children and Youth Vocal Ensembles for Fall 2020! The Ensembles are audition-only vocal performance groups who perform for the community! This season, we are offering both virtual and in-person Ensembles, which will both rehearse challenging vocal repertoire and perform — whether virtually or live — for community partners, charities, and events throughout Central Florida.

CFCArts is a Gardiner Scholarship provider, and the Gardiner Scholarship can be used to cover program tuition! CFCArts scholarships are also available.

Season Details

Please click here for an extensive outline of our safety procedures. Please note that both virtual and live experiences are available to our students. Families will specify if they prefer a live or virtual experience for their student on the Virtual Audition Form. Please email Director of Education – Youth Programs and Academy, Leah Porrata, at Leah.Porrata@cfcarts.com with any questions.

Rehearsals will take place between Tuesday, September 15 and Tuesday, November 17 on a weekly basis. Families will specify if they prefer a live or virtual (via Zoom) experience for their student on the Virtual Audition Form. Families who wish to enroll in A Christmas Carol or other programs that rehearse on Tuesdays at CFCArts may still do so – we will gladly work with your Ensemble rehearsal schedule! For families who choose a live experience, rehearsals will take place on the campus of Calvary Orlando (1199 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789) in the Education Center (Building 2, see map) following the safety procedures linked here.

  • Children’s Vocal Ensemble – 5:30-6:30 PM (1 hour)
  • Youth Vocal Ensemble – 6:30-8 PM (1.5 hours)

Rehearsals will take place between Wednesday, September 16 and Wednesday, November 18 on a weekly basis. Families will specify if they prefer a live or virtual (via Zoom) experience for their student on the Virtual Audition Form.

  • Children’s Vocal Ensemble – 3:30-4:15 PM (45 minutes)
  • Youth Vocal Ensemble – 4:15-5:30 PM (1.25 hours)

During the rehearsal process and/or following the end of rehearsals, our Vocal Ensembles students will be called upon for virtual, and possibly live (socially distanced), performances throughout the community for various charitable organizations, festivals, and more! (Virtual students do not need to participate in any live performances.) The performance schedule will be created in the first few weeks of rehearsal. Students’ pre-existing conflicts should be noted on the Virtual Audition Form and will be honored.

Tuition for all performers is $125 for the Children’s Ensemble (Grades 3-5) and $150 for the Youth Ensemble (Grades 6-12.) Scholarships are available (see below.) There are three ways to cover tuition:

  • Payment in full or via a monthly payment plan, either by check or by PayPal online. Payment links for online payment and mailing address for checks will be sent out after students are accepted into the Vocal Ensembles.
  • To use a Gardiner Scholarship, please email Leah@cfcarts.com with your student’s ID number. Please note if your Gardiner Scholarship is through AAA or Step Up for Students (SUFS.)
  • Complete the Scholarship Application to be considered for a scholarship for this program.

Auditions for our Vocal Ensembles are open through Friday, September 4 for students entering Grades 3 through 12 this school year. All auditions will be done virtually for these Ensembles.

How to prepare:
If your student would like some help preparing for their audition, the CFCArts Academy is here to help with Virtual Private Lessons in audition prep covering voice coaching! Lessons can be one-time (called “Flex”) or you can set up recurring lessons if you prefer. Contact Academy@cfcarts.com to register!

How to register:
Please follow these steps to register your student.

  • Please register for a video audition by filling out the Virtual Audition Form.
  • Students new to CFCArts will need to fill out the CFCArts Membership Application. Once your student is registered for a video audition, you may submit their audition materials (see below) and will be sent Fall 2020 paperwork via DocuSign to your email. Students will be notified if they are accepted to the Ensembles no later than Saturday, September 5.

How to audition:
Please submit the following items to youth@cfcarts.com.

  • Video of your student singing one or two memorized 16 to 32-bar selections (30-45 seconds) from any song with live or track accompaniment. (Please do not sing over recorded vocals.)
  • All Fall 2020 Children and Youth Arts Program forms will be sent to your email via DocuSign after completing the Virtual Audition Form.

How to submit:
Video auditions and associated materials may be submitted through Friday, September 4.

Video auditions must be emailed as one or multiple video files (email attachment or Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, iCloud, or a link to a video-hosting website such as YouTube) to youth@cfcarts.com.

  • Headshot/picture and resume (optional) must be submitted as .PDF, .JPEG/.JPG, and/or .PNG files to youth@cfcarts.com.
  • Paperwork for the Fall 2020 season will be sent and completed virtually via DocuSign. After completing the Virtual Audition Form.

If you are having issues submitting your video or attachments, please email us at youth@cfcarts.com and we can help you!

Registration:

  • For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Youth Programs Administrator will contact you and talk you through process
  • For returning families – email youth@cfcarts.com to let us know that your child would like to audition for vocal ensembles this season and we will help you set up an audition appointment. Dates can be found above.
  • Season dues do not need to be paid until auditions are completed and the Ensembles are announced.
  • Do you have questions? Email youth@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 Ext 719. We would love to have you join us!